Author Archives | Steve Atkins

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal Goes Contactless with Creditcall and Payter

Creditcall, an omni-channel payment gateway and EMV solutions provider, with support of Payter, the contactless payment terminal manufacturer, has given a major fundraising boost to Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, by making it the first arts trail in the world to ‘go contactless’, via the free installation of an unattended contactless donation infrastructure, […]

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Brands and Thought Leaders to Participate in IoT Summit Sponsored by NFC Forum

Over 100 of the world’s most influential brands and thought leaders will converge at the NFC Forum’s VISIONFC Simplifying IoT Summit on June 26 at the Barbican Centre, London to share interactive presentations and real-world case studies highlighting the Internet of Things (IoT) and Near Field Communication (NFC). Part of NFC Innovation Day and sponsored […]

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Wirecard launches supply chain payment platform based on blockchain technology

Wirecard, the international innovation leader in digital financial technology, is expanding its B2B portfolio with services based on blockchain. The blockchain forms the basis for a highly efficient global network. For example, between producers and processors of raw materials such as coffee, crude oil or steel – markets in which agreements on payments can be made […]

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How can real-time payments be secured?

by David Worthington, VP, Payments at Rambus.  In today’s on-demand world, we expect to be able to spend, move and receive money instantly. For this reason, real-time payments (RTP), also known as ‘faster payments’ or ‘instant payments’, are gaining momentum globally. Accenture estimates that there are now 35 countries with real-time payment schemes in operation or under development. […]

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Going Dutch – can banks get a fair share in the age of open banking?

By Nigel Reavley, Head of Financial Services, FIME Open banking. In the last year or so, this concept has given Europe’s financial world a lot to grapple with. The implementation of some pretty historic legislation (did someone say PSD2?), and the entry of a number of agile new players, have seen banking and FS in Europe […]

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CIRCUS™ FLEX: Taking branded products to Championship Level

Can a new tag be in the public eye before it’s released? SMARTRAC’s CIRCUS FLEX can, because it’s an integral part of adidas’ Telstar 18 FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball. Now you can experience the first-ever soccer match ball featuring an embedded NFC tag, the result of a partnership between adidas and SMARTRAC. SMARTRAC’s well-established […]

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